Dr. Deborah Maliver was a cherished wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend; accomplished physician and attorney; passionate advocate for her clients; lover of nature, animals and great food; world traveler and had an avid love of books. She passed away on February 25, 2016.
Dr. Maliver was a third generation doctor, who did not take suing a doctor lightly. Her parents and grandparents were physicians and, as a child growing up, she recalled discussing medicine often around the dinner table. With a strong desire to keep up the family tradition, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BS in biology and attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Maliver had extensive experience in caring for adult patients with illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. One of her career goals as a physician was to screen for preventable diseases such as breast and colon cancer. She also started a small solo practice in Indiana, PA, where she cared for patients in her office as well as the hospital and Intensive Care Unit. It is this real-life experience that caused Dr. Maliver to notice the errors being made in patient care. She realized that the medical field had no way of policing itself.
It was at this point in her life that she discovered there was a need for qualified medical malpractice attorneys. After completing her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she joined Christine Biancheria to form a small medical malpractice law firm in Pittsburgh. She believed a small law firm could provide the type of individual attention and care that clients deserve when they have become the victim of medical malpractice.
Because of her extensive medical expertise, Dr. Maliver understood the treatments and diseases people spoke about when they sought out her legal representation. She personally oversaw every case and does not rely on a third-party explanation.
He presence is missed everyday, by everyone who knew her.